Pond in the woods

A call for mindfulness in labour wards

Warning: contains a detailed description of childbirth. Might not be suitable for mothers to be or sensitive readers. Before I gave birth to my son, I thought that following his birth, I would write about how my healthy diet/exercise and meditation helped me to have a natural birth I always thought I would have. As it often happens in life, this was not the case. My pregnancy was going very...

How mindfulness shifted my mind: the 14th of March

The past twenty years, my teenage and early adult years have been extremely difficult for me and my family since my Dad tragically passed away from cancer in 1999. He was only 47 years old. Over those years, I managed somehow. I got by. Additional struggles, to do with school and work arrived. Being constantly judged, being told that you are good but not good enough is not helpful when you are...

Seagulls

Today seagulls woke me up According to the weather forecast, it was supposed to be a nice day Seagulls are apparently the souls of seamen and sailors who left this world So I just remembered that day when I was sitting and looking at the window And a seagull looked at me As if it was trying to tell me something To pass a message to me Could it be the soul of my Dad Telling me to stay strong...
Deep snow

Looking back into 2018…

Last year we had it. We had a proper winter. The biggest I have experienced since I came to the UK 14 years ago. Why am I writing about the Beast from the East only now? Well, the past 12 months have been very busy. I worked full time in HR and opening the computer on return home was the last thing I could think of. At the weekends, on the other hand, I preferred to spend time outdoors and also...

My first article published on Travelista.club

It's time to celebrate! I had my first article, From Cape St.Vincent To the Beach: Tour around Algarve published on an external website, Travelista.club! Please have a look at my article about our trip to Algarve in Portugal. It describes a few beaches and tourists attractions we visited. My partner and I love going on road trips and when we travel abroad, we rarely stay in the same place for...

The long-tailed tits

The goldfinch came back again. This time, it did not spend as much time on the feeder as during the past couple of days. And it did not argue so much with other birds, he let them have some nuts too. After the goldfinch left, our usual visitors also disappeared maybe apart from a couple of chaffinches and sparrows. However, there were some new guests: a group of fourteen long-tailed tits....

The goldfinch came back

The goldfinch was back on the feeder. It was alone again and spent there quite a lot of time. Eventually, the woodpecker came and threw him off the feeder. So it patiently waited on the tree but then went back on to the feeder. Little blue tits were trying to get some nuts, but he kept pushing them off and flapping its wings. It must have been really hungry. And the same happened again. A...

The blue moon and a goldfinch

The unusual blue moon, the second full moon in a month happened yesterday but it was too cloudy to be able to see it. However, this morning the moon was still very big and this is what it looked like where I live: With this unusual moon, came a very strong wind. And there was a little cute guest on a bird feeder, a goldfinch. Unfortunately, I did not manage to take a picture of it, but if you...
Guirdill bothy

Our summer holidays at the Isle of Rum

Every year we spend a part of our summer holidays in Scotland. This year we were not sure where we wanted to go until the last minute. One day we were having a family diner at my partner's family and I spotted an album about the bothies in Scotland. One of them caught my attention in particular. It was Guirdil bothy at the Isle of Rum. So I suggested to my boyfriend that we would go there and he...